Multi-OEM/Retail Project {MRP} - Mk3

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  1. Dubioza Kolektiv

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  2. mxman2k

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    MRP v119.0 has been uploaded, 2nd post download link, password and hashes has been updated. :)

    Warning quite a read as so much been done for this release. :p
    + Added two new General OS Advanced options:
    1} Disable Internet Probing, this prevents the OS leaking any possible user data/location/ip etc to a 3rd party via hacks etc. The down side is that a yellow '!' symbol may appear on your internet connection with a 'Limited' status, this is a false statement as your internet should be all good to go, it is because the OS is designed to test this external IP/website to see if you have a connection. MRP changes the internal registry settings to loop back which causes the '!', it should clear after a few seconds, if not, disconnect from the internet temporary and then reconnect. It affects Wi-Fi connections more in this sense than LAN/Wired. The HOSTS file is also edited to perform the loopback and a 'fix' for Windows 7's DNS.

    Note: If the yellow '!' stays longer than 35 seconds, open something that uses the internet such as a browser, it should then clear the '!' - not sure how to fix that as the OS may have some other hard coded checks.

    Also if you use a VPN the '!' may show for longer until a connection is made to the VPN server(s). It will probably show again after you exit the VPN.

    You can revert this option via a script that you can find withing the "\Optional\Misc_ExtraScripts\General_All_Kernels" folder.

    2} Disable Windows Connect Now feature, {Advanced Option}, sometimes referred to as WPS, this particular tweak prevents a 3rd party device from a possible data leak and other security risks. Basically if you connect a printer via Wi-Fi and this device creates another SSID for whatever reason it is this which could allow hackers to gain access to your other devices that are connected to either this new SSID or your main network.

    + Added new Win10 {RS4+ Only} option - Enable automatic Registry backups.
    'Starting in Windows 10, version 1803, Windows no longer automatically backs up the system Registry to the RegBack folder. If you browse to to the '\Windows\System32\config\RegBack' folder, you will still see each Registry hive, but each file is 0kb in size. This change is by design, and is intended to help reduce the overall disk footprint of Windows.' This option re-enables the automatic backup of the Registry again as 'System Restore' they want you to use is not always successful, plus 'System Restore' is OFF by OS default on W10!

    Note that this may not always work as expected because M$ may forcefully deny the use of this feature via a CU or other method such as the specific 'Scheduled Task' being removed etc.

    + Added new Win10 {19H1+ Only} option - Hide sign in/create Online Microsoft Account screens.
    This simply hides the Online Account create or sign in with one during Setup/OOBE so you will just get the create Local Account screen, the option was added as i have read quite a bit on the internet that people are annoyed that it is awkward to create a Local Account when the PC is connected online during the OS installation, this simple tweak prevents that from happening, you can still change to a online account later via PC Settings if required.

    Note that if you use {Auto}{un}attend.xml this tweak may override that particular setting or the XML version may override this tweak.

    + Updated the SLIC detection routine mainly for Server 2016/2019 as the SLIC appears to be 'hidden' during the Setup/OOBE phase of OS installation. Now you may see 2.x show in the log(s), if this happens then MRP will be then detecting the actual revision (the .x part) it should then allow the SLP-Key and Certificate for the brand to be installed providing the three components match then activation will take place, if not then you may have to enter the correct Key, it may also be that the SLIC is not the correct version for that OS/Edition.


    + The MRPCreator v24 has had a slight make over in that there is a second Win 10 tab this will allow for expansion as and when new tweaks are added later on.

    Also the Creator has a 'Dark Mode' - you will be asked when you first run the new program and when you save the '.ini' file on the next opening of the Creator v24+ it should 'remember' the setting. Experimental.
     
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  6. mxman2k

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    #5515 mxman2k, Dec 8, 2019 at 15:51
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    :oops: the SSD Tweaks flag for the task disable is not set... will fix that :D
     
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    It was a VM, maybe that's causing it?
     
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    #5519 mxman2k, Dec 8, 2019 at 17:28
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    nope if win 7 build 7600 or below is detected then the task will be set to Off / disabled. Well it should of been, i bet i got the build number test wrong :D

    Hopefully fixed :) i got all confused in the smaller build numbers :oops:
     
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  11. Dubioza Kolektiv

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